Colts follow Luck's lead past Miami 23-20
Andrew Luck broke the NFL's single-game rookie record by throwing for 433 yards in leading Indianapolis past Miami 23-20 Sunday.
Luck was 30 of 48 with two TDs and broke Cam Newton's previous mark of 422 yards set last season. And it came on the day coach Chuck Pagano returned to Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time since being diagnosed with leukemia.
Indy (5-3) has won three straight.
Miami (4-4) got another strong performance from Ryan Tannehill, too. He went 22 of 38 for 290 yards with one TD.
The rookie quarterbacks traded jabs all day, but Luck's 36-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton gave Indy a 20-17 lead, and Adam Vinatieri's 43-yard field goal with 6:03 left broke a 20-20 tie.
After the game, Pagano gave the players a pep talk in the locker room, pointing out how they've already exceeded expectations for the season. The coach also promised that he would dance at his daughters' weddings, referring to his intention to win his fight with cancer.
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